Thursday, April 07, 2016

Boxes and Boxes of $1 a Yard Fabric + Tons of Daisy Kingdom












 Alexia's Cozy Covers announces its gigantic $1/yard, $2/bag and all you can fit in your car for a very final low price fabric sale!

We have been gifted a enormous amount of fabric from a wonderful woman who left instructions that her huge fabric collection (she must have had some connection to Daisy Kingdom because we also have lots and lots of DK fabric and panels for aprons, vests, tops, skirts, bags, pillows, etc) should go to non profit sewing and quilting groups. Bless this community spirited amazing fabric collector. She "wins" as the saying goes, for not just her stash but her generosity in passing it on to good causes!!!

What fun its been to go through more than 6+ CAR/VAN LOADS of fabric..box after box..to see what's inside! It's been more fun than Christmas and a lot cheaper on your fabric account! No one can feel quilty at these prices, trust me! 



We even have a lot of stuff on bolts and it will all be 1 per whack, as well. So, whack..then stack..we'll provide the fun as you select from bolts and boxes and bags, and hangers, and table loads of fun!

Our fabulous volunteer, Marsha, has been making items to demonstrate the possibilities of what can be done with even bits and baubles of Daisy Kingdom fun!  Take a Dollar Store kitchen towel and add just a piece of a band of fabric, a little rickrack and dress up your kitchen and make gifts for everyone you know for next to nothing!

Use a plain bath towel or and jazz it up and turn it into a bath sheet or beach towel fun!

Have any simple bags or know how to sew one together in minutes? Iron on a cut out and look what you get!!!

Or how about a simple carry bag?  I've seen these bags for sale for a dollar, but you could make you own , flat or boxy, and add a Daisy Kingdom cut-out and some run rickrack...oh my!!!!


Need a petite pouch or a gift wrap in a hurry, you can do it..look at this one!
Or this one?????


And how about this darling Christmas panel...it an be jazzed up into so many, many things. The rick rack is added here and then it could be a gift bag for those hard to wrap Christmas gifts or the original panel apron version like this...



Remember when we all made those super simple vests where it came all designed and ready to cut out? Well, we've still got some and the designs can be re-in-vested in like this....



or just look at all the ways you cut out applique pieces for any of the ideas above out of it!!!!


Look at this baby announcement panel! Jazz it up with a bit 'o baby decor and hang it from the rooftops when you or someone you know wants to announce a new arrival..or hey! use it to wrap the gift, make a pillow, a crib sheet..use your imagination!!





How to Make a Baby Bandanna Bib from scraps!!







I've been making a LOT of baby bandanna bibs for my little grandson, but look at this piece  from Daisy Kingdom that already to turn into a couple of bandannas..it's all ready sized and read to cut diagonally,  back and I'd have two for however many cents this long of a piece is ;-) next to nothing, I'm sure!  Tooo tooo cute!!

So grandmas and mom's come and buy fabric from us too,  They can be made from any fabric, add an absorbent backing...and yes..we also have a table or boxes and boxes of flannel that is 'darlingly' perfect for baby bibs. Close with a bit of velcro..I had 10 made bibs in no time and all! And then I used the smaller pieces leftover for fabric baby wipes. Too easy and so much fun!

What else can you make ..quick and easy??????


Have a little on in day care, preschool, don't want a big heavy backpack from the store ? How about one of our fabric Daisy Kingdom panels..this includes the directions..it's already a little backpack! And we have a roll of this stuff! You could outfit the entire program!






These bits and pieces of fun just came from the first search for fun, but ladies and gents..we have boxes and boxes and boxes...half a dozen cars and vans lined up to bring this stuff home to Pat's where volunteers like Pat, Mary, Linda, Marsha and others have been going through it for weeks now, making sample ideas, folding and boxing up by yardage amounts and getting them all ready to be layed out on long tables and hung from skirt hangers from rack for sale!!!!

There are so many boxes of fabric,so many rolls of panels ..I could not even get more than a few into my camera photo at a time!  Pat has a huge daylight basement, but we had so many boxes of fabric from the estate donation that we could barely turn around much less take a photo of this stash!!!

These fabulous ideas of Marsha's..go back up and check them out again....sent me home to think of more so I could get in on the fun, too! I brought home a giant panel to make a Santa sack for Christmas, and a vest panel for Halloween, and a baby bandanna panel for bibs, and a few dibs and dabs for appliques. But oh my, I definitely need to volunteer at the sale so I can pick up some more!!!




Alexia's Cozy Covers-makes blankets for youth and other in need ...


*Alexia's Cozy Covers is a non-profit group in Salem, Oregon that meets monthly to make quilts and fleece blankets for charitable donation in our area. This is more fabric than we can store or use for our own 500 blankets we make and donate a year so we are selling it in hopes of encouraging you to have some fun of your own!

Sew with the group or sew at home...I do both!

Alexia's Cozy Covers

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And best of all..come to our garage sale and help us earn more money to help others with our blankets and quilts!!!




Alexia's Cozy Covers Fabric Sale
April 29 and 30th, 2016
993 Meadowlawn Dr. SE
Salem Oregon 97305


Friday, April 29 – from 9 am – 4 pm

Saturday, April 30 --from 9 am – 2 pm





As one of our wonderful founder/leaders, Linda Anderson says: "Our team of fabric sorters have been working many hours to sort and organize the fabric!! It will bring joy to your heart to see the sweet designs that you've always loved but didn't think you'd ever have access to again!"


Most Stash: She Wins!

 We just might have exactly what you need or have been looking and looking for!  But no, sorry folks, I can't take orders and do the work for you. Come and see for yourself or bribe someone you know in Oregon to come as your personal shopper! Wait a minute!!! I need money to buy fabric and help others..maybe I will be your personal shopper, but it'd have to be worth my while ;-)

Salem, Oregon, just off I-5 off ramp to Lancaster Drive, take a left towards McDonald's, then right onto Meadowlawn Drive. You'll see us and all of our tables of fun..April 29th and 30th. Come on down, or up or across..but come!!!!

Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.

21 comments:

  1. One more reason to visit the PNW! I'll be with you in spirit, hoping that all goes well, that quilters get lots of fabric for making wonderful gifts, and your organization is blessed.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jean! So appreciate your caring thoughts and best wishes for this wonderful cause!!

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  2. Hope this sale is sew successful!

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    1. Thanks so much dear friend! Wish you lived closer I'd use some fancy yarn to reel you in to help ;-)

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  3. I hope your sale is a huge success! I only wish I lived closer. I loved Daisy Kingdom. It was on my route when hubby had business in PDX - Powells, Daisy Kingdom, Josephines (when it was in the Galleria) and Scarborough Flair. Have fun!

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    1. Thanks so very much, Jeannie. Gosh, how fun to hear of your Pacific Northwest and Oregon connection. You do need to get up this way again! Beautiful sunny in the low 80s day..we're loving it!!!

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  4. not fair, I am going to be in Alabama visiting my grands until May 4th!.....

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    1. So sorry, Lynda!It's all in the timing for everything...but as a grands lover myself, I totally understand!!!

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  5. I loved Daisy Kingdom and was so sad when they closed. I used to go to their big sales when they would open up the warehouse near the store. I still have fabric I have not used yet.

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    1. Hi Judy! Thanks so much for leaving a comment. It's amazing how many loyal shoppers DK truly had! It's hard when any fabric store closes..sad to be losing all of the Hancock Stores now, in fact! Best of luck in getting your sewing mojo up and running so you can have some sewing and quilting fun again!!!

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  6. This is a sale to beat all sales and it can't be anything BUT a success! What a blessing to be gifted this fabric that will bring such love and joy to those that receive the blankets.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Thanks, Carol! Always love your sunny 'can do' attitude! It is an incredible blessing as all gifts are so we pay it forward by giving back and making more. Hugs!

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  7. Wish I lived closer, sounds like a great sale.

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    1. Thanks QT..wish you did too! But anyone else who comes, say hi and let me know how you heard about our sale..especially if it was from here!!!!

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  8. My goodness where on earth did she keep all that stuff. I don't feel so bad now about my "stuff in the cupboard". Best of luck with the sale, hope it's a great success.

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  9. Winifred, she was a collector in the truest sense of the word as many quilters and sewists are..always saving ahead for that rainy day. I'm sad she passed..whoever she was, we don't know yet..but she had a good heart to pass it out to non-profits who could benefit from it that's for sure!

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  10. What a gift! I can see so many quilts and blankets made for those who need them :) Enjoy! And your projects...as always they are stunning.

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  11. Oh my word....I can't even begin to imagine that much fabric outside of a factory or very large shop. You girls are certainly doing a wonderful job of using up those panels. The gals at my guild also make some lovely quilts from the printed panels for charity. All it takes is a little creativity and those printed fabrics can be used up....but I don't know about that many van loads. That may take a few years to use up!!!

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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    1. You'd better believe it Kelly! And that's why we need to have a garage sale to sell the things we can't use! Out of the dozens of us in the charitable group, only a handful of us are quilters and even sewing and quilting as fast as we can..well, we can't do it all or use all of it up so we share the bounty just as we do everything else. Smiles and hugs right back, dear friend.

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  12. Wish I could beam myself over from Virginia, but I will be cheering you on in hopes that you sell it all!! I can't imagine a better person to receive such a wonderful gift. You are such an inspiration!!

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    1. Bless your heart, Alice. I wish I could beam you, too. I have a feeling you are someone who I would just love meeting!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.